American songwriter Hearn to sing her stories at AMU
The University of Findlay’s Music Bach’s Concert Series will be hosting self-taught musician Emily Hearn on Friday, Feb. 20. The concert, which will take place in the Alumni Memorial Union’s atrium from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be free and open to the public.
Hearn takes her crafting cues from songwriting legends such as James Taylor, John Denver, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, “the artists who inspired me to use my voice in a way that could be heard on a different level,” she explains.
She taught herself how to play guitar in 2008 and began singing in earnest in college.
“I loved the way music made me feel and how an honest song could tell a story with more intensity and emotion than any book I’d ever read,” Hearn posted on Facebook.
She pays homage to her small town Georgia roots by blending folk, Americana and innocent pop.
Hearn released her first EP, “Paper Heart,” in 2010, and her first album, “Red Balloon,” in 2013. She said another EP, “Promises,” addresses love in ways that many can relate to – “what it feels like to have a crush, and (sadly) what it feels like to be strung along waiting for someone to feel the same way, the big fights that change everything, the falling in love and getting married, and what you need to hear from a friend on those rough days.”
On March 10, her album, “Hourglass” will be released. Also in March, she’ll begin opening for Tyrone Wells on his “Roll With It” tour. Her newest single, “Volcano,” was released in January and can be heard on her website.
Hearn’s visit is being presented by The University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.